BASA News

FEICA Survey on materials in use and present in food contact adhesives **DEADLINE 1 JUNE**

Published: 19 May 2022

FEICA has launched a survey in order to ascertain whether certain materials are really in use, and present, in food contact adhesives. The ultimate aim of this survey is to get a more comprehensive understanding of substances present in food contact materials, and be prepared for future discussions. The survey only relates to the use of these substances in food contact adhesives

Advice to BASA Members if they are approached to purchase leads lists

Published: 21 April 2022

BASA Members may be contacted by companies offering to provide mailing lists in relation to BASA itself or various exhibitions. BASA will never sell or provide your information to third parties, and often the information has been harvested from websites and information provided by members themselves in their BASA directory entry or information in the Handbook or Digest listings. We advise that you do not respond to these emails and simply delete them as replying may simply confirm that the email address is a valid one and increase this type of spam traffic in future.

Latest Drop-in session video recordings uploaded to the members area

Published: 27 March 2022

Friday 25th March drop-in session is now available to watch if you could not make the live meeting. The topics covered include: An update from BASA Consultant Caroline Raine on the changes to Transport Regulations ADR2023, Substance watchlist reminder, GB PC Notifications latest status, UKREACH latest status.

UPDATE**1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD, also known as “BDO”)**

Published: 10 March 2022

On the topic of GBL/BDO, we have now received a letter from the Home Office earlier this week, which shows they are definitely looking for solutions to exempt companies buying mixtures containing GBL or trace elements of GBL/BGO

HSE - Supply and Availability of Hand Sanitisers Survey

Published: 02 March 2022

You may be aware that, in response to the pandemic, HSE took steps to assist industry’s efforts to increase the availability of hand sanitisers to help reduce the spread/transmission of COVID-19. We are now seeking your assistance to gain an insight into your, and your stakeholders, views about the current availability of hand sanitiser products.

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Published: 28 February 2022

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Support the UK Engineering talent pipeline - easy ways to get involved

Published: 07 February 2022

HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME FUTURE ENGINEERS. For 50 years The Smallpeice Trust has been giving young people everything they need to fuel their passion for engineering. It all started with our founder, Dr Cosby Smallpeice, a brilliant engineer that invented the Smallpeice Lathe. Can you help a young engineer?

Notification to WTO Committee on TBT 20th December 2021 - The Construction products Regulations 2022

Published: 22 December 2021

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has notified to the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade under Article 3.2 and 7.2 the intention to introduce the Construction products Regulations 2022 under the Building Safety Bill (once it has received Royal Assent) which will extend the existing regulatory framework to cover all construction products placed on the market in the UK.

Changes to rules of origin requirements between EU and UK - supplier declarations

Published: 22 December 2021

1 January 2022 is bringing about some changes with regards to the requirements for rules of origin, for goods going between the UK and EU. Previously, to prove origin, businesses have been allowed to get supplier declarations on origin after exporting goods, but from next year, supplier declarations will be required at the time of export.

EADs will continue to be valid as a basis for UKTA/UKCA

Published: 17 December 2021

Over the last weeks, EOTA reached agreements with both the European Commission and the British government that will allow the continued use of EADs in the British market. The arrangement will allow manufacturers to continue relying on EADs as a basis for their UK Technical Assessment (UKTA) and the associated UK Conformity Assessment (UKCA) also after 31 December 2021. The prerequisite is that the EAD has been cited in the Official Journal of the European Union.

UKAS confirmed membership of EA

Published: 14 December 2021

On 30th November 2021, UKAS circulated the email below announcing that their membership of European co-operation Accreditation (EA) had been agreed at an EA General Assembly vote on 25th November.

UK REACH- door opens to explore a new model for transitional REACH registrations

Published: 07 December 2021

It is now 10 months since BASA signed a joint letter from the UK chemical supply chain and its manufacturing customer base to Government (see attached), calling for a more practical application of the UK REACH regime. I can now confirm that the door has potentially re-opened after an announcement yesterday.